Corona’s track team had the most state qualifiers in the school’s history at the AIA Division I State Championships held May 4 and 7 at Mesa Community College, at which the girls team finished fifth and the boys team sixth out of 38 DI teams.
Cory Nenaber will most likely be Corona’s new athletic director, awaiting approval by the Tempe Union High School District governing board, after long-time athletic director Dan Nero announced his retirement to be effective at the end of the school year.
The Aprende Jaguar Girls basketball completed their second straight undefeated championship season, beating the Akimel Rattlers 43-28 in the Kyrene League Championship game at Corona del Sol High School.
Last week was important for the Tempe-area high schools which competed against each other in the Tempe City Meet held at Desert Vista High School.
Karen Self wears many hats on any given day.
The Aztecs’ boys volleyball team, with a new head coach, Geoffrey Horewitch, are in the midst of region play, hoping to keep their state playoff hopes alive among Division I Arizona High School teams with a 9-7 record as of April 13.
Over the past four years and especially since winning the DI state championship in 2014, Corona has strived to continue its legacy of providing a quality track and field program that attracts all kinds of athletes who want to be a part of the Aztec team.
Feb. 6 is the Saturday where the local high school wrestlers compete in sectional tournaments to determine who qualifies to compete in the individual state championship tournaments and who watches from the sidelines.
After being on top with three straight state championship seasons to their credit, it’s been and up and down year for the Aztecs and new head coach Neil MacDonald.
A great deal of speculation before the season started, for the four-time defending D1 state champions Corona del Sol Aztecs, centered around the resignation of former head coach Sam Duane, Jr. and the departure of 6-11 sophomore Marvin Bagley III, last year’s azcentral.com sports Player of the Year.